Dave Wiseman, of Wiseman Frameworks, originally worked in pharmaceutical sales and architectural design before changing direction to apply his love of design and knowledge of structure to that of a small scale production. Namely, frame building.
Constructing his first mountain bike frame offered a unique experience – the opportunity to manufacture what he conceptualized. Several years and frames have passed since then, bringing Dave to 2015 where he showcased his skills on NAHBS new builder aisle…
Dave’s made-in-Napierville, Illinois, NAHBS entry, is a fillet brazed steel Fat Bike, designed for an aggressive and quick handling ride, and made possible with design traits like a steeper head tube and short front center.
Ultra clean cable ports, including one for a stealth dropper post, keep the eyes focused on the paint.
The luscious paint on the bike is a joint collaboration between Dave and his painter, and pays homage to the flag of the City of Chicago. Note the continuation of the center stripe all the way onto the fork’s arch…
..and down the legs.
The NAHBS frame is constructed from True Temper steel tubing, but Dave regularly builds with Nova Cycle Supply tubesets, or any brand chosen by the customer. Other features include brass internals for the top and downtube cable runs and 170mm rear spacing.
Dave’s philosophy: “In riding a Wiseman Frameworks frame, you allow me to provide you with the experiences of fun, exploration, reflection, and escape that mountain biking riding has evoked in me.”
Photos and article by Gravel Cyclist.
Jayson O’Mahoney is the Gravel Cyclist: A website about the Gravel Cycling Experience.